Reconfiguring Domestic Space for Female Privacy: the Garden, the Study and the Room

@inproceedings{Gan2009ReconfiguringDS,
  title={Reconfiguring Domestic Space for Female Privacy: the Garden, the Study and the Room},
  author={Wendy Gan},
  year={2009}
}
Jane Austen, who according to her nephew wrote her novels in the common sitting-room subject to constant interruption, was, not surprisingly, sensitive to the delicate manoeuvres required to be private. In Sense and Sensibility, Elinor Dashwood patiently and cleverly plots her way to be alone with Lucy Steele in the common drawing-room under the guise of helping the latter with a filigree basket so as to speak further about Lucy’s engagement with Edward Ferrars. Marianne Dashwood, similarly… CONTINUE READING